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Express Entry Draw 299 | 920 Invited in PNP Specific Draw

Published on: July 2nd, 2024

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held. Express Entry draw #299 saw the Lowest CRS score of 739 and invited 920 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply.

 

Express Entry Draw 299

Date of Draw: July 2, 2024 at 15:12:05 UTC

Number of Invitations Issued: 920

Minimum CRS: 739

Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program

Tie-breaking rule: February 02, 2024 at 11:38:43 UTC

Find out if you could qualify for a PNP

Today, Canada has issued its third Express Entry draw specifically targeting candidates for the Provincial Nominee Program. This increased frequency of draws for PNPs underscores Canada’s strategic focus on addressing specific regional labor needs and boosting local economies across various provinces.

The government aims to attract workers whose skills are directly aligned with the demands of these regions, thereby fostering more balanced economic development throughout the country. The primary beneficiaries of this approach are provinces experiencing skill shortages in key sectors. Applicants who meet these specific qualifications are more likely to receive invitations to apply for Canadian residency.

Third PNP-Specific Draw in 2024!

Express Entry draw #299 issued 920 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 739.

Provincial Nominee Program category, means that in order to have been selected for today’s draw, applicants need to first have a PNP nomination.

The previous draw of the PNP category was the Express Entry draw #298 issued 1,499 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 663.

What Is Express Entry and How Can I Apply?

Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residency. Express Entry uses a point-based system, the CRS, to rank candidates’ profiles. The system manages three main programs:

Applying to Express Entry is a two-step procedure. The first step is to submit your profile with the required documents. Required documents usually consist of language test results, educational credentials and passport or travel documentation.

After you submit a profile and receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, you can submit your complete application for the IRCC to review. Your complete application should include supporting documents such as reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and results of a medical examination.

 

Number of Candidates in the Current Express Entry Pool

The IRCC updates the number of people in the Express Entry pool a few days before an invitation round takes place. Numbers change as new profiles are submitted, profiles expire or are issued an ITA.

As of today the composition of the Express Entry pool is:

CRS Score RangeNumber of Candidates
601-12001,407
501-60016,800
451-50060,006
491-5009,947
481-49011,809
471-48015,113
461-47012,620
451-46010,517
401-45052,500
441-45010,047
431-44010,978
421-4309,661
411-42010,880
401-41010,934
351-40054,576
301-35025,621
0-3005,547
Total216,457
UpdatedJuly 16, 2024

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